Day 184: October 9, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

It had seemed strange to have nothing to do for a day so I recall that we were happy to get back on the road on this October Wednesday. We knew that after this trip to Pittsburgh and Toronto to see the league championship series we would be flying the rest of the way. The folks from MLB productions had secured flights for us to Atlanta for the NLCS the following week and then between the parks of the World Series so this was the end of nearly 54,000 miles of driving that summer.

I think we headed for Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon to get a bit closer to Pittsburgh the next day. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis the Blue Jays pulled even with the Twins by winning game two of the ALCS and the Pirates opened the NLCS with a home win over the Braves.

A Note about this Site

This site is intended to be a companion to the upcoming book In League with America. Although some games were particularly notable and will appear in the book, most of the results of the 199 games we saw over the course of the 1991 season will not. Our journey was never really intended to be at the games themselves, it was about the places we saw and the people we met along the way.

However, there is now an historic nature to the results from this season. All of the players we saw then, even in the minors, have long since retired. Some of the players we saw at Class A are now members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. These pages, then, will function as kind of a digital appendix with a brief recollection of each day, the result of the game(s) we saw that day and a map of our daily drive.

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